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Bakersfield Oilfield Accident Lawyer
Oilfield accidents are very common due to the extremely dangerous nature of oilfield work in general. On most sites there are numerous workers from different crews working amongst or adjacent to each other while at the same time operating highly specialized machinery and using heavy equipment and explosive and toxic chemicals. As a result, oilfield accidents are notorious for causing severe injuries and death. For example, one study indicated that from 2003 to 2010, the on the job fatality rate for oilfield workers was seven times greater than the rate for all other industries in the United States.https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/oilgaswelldrilling/
Common causes of oilfield accidents include lack of fall protection and improper use of fall protection, insufficient hazard communication and insufficient warning, electrocution, explosions and fires, toxic chemical exposures, poor visibility, failure to comply with confined space regulations, use of defective or unsafe equipment and tools, negligent machinery operation, lack of machinery guarding, and failure to provide or use safety equipment.
For those injured in an oilfield accident as a result of another’s negligence, a personal injury lawsuit is likely the only means by which compensation may be obtained. Depending on the circumstances, compensation may be available for certain types of economic loss, including past and future medical expenses, past and future lost earnings, lost earning capacity and loss of ability to provide household services. In addition, compensation may be available for certain types of noneconomic loss such as past and future physical pain, mental suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, disfigurement, physical impairment, inconvenience, grief, anxiety and humiliation.
If you or someone you know has been injured in an oilfield accident, it is crucial to retain an experienced Bakersfield oilfield accident lawyer as soon as possible in order to protect your rights and obtain the compensation you are entitled to. Bakersfield oilfield accident lawyer, Timothy M. Osborn, has a proven record of success in handling oilfield accident cases. We encourage you to contact us today in order to learn more. We offer free consultations and there is no fee unless we obtain a settlement or judgment in your favor.
We handle oilfield accident cases involving a wide array of injuries including, but not limited to:
- Brain Injury
- Wrongful Death
- Neck and Back Injury
- Broken Bones
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Eye Injury
- Knee Injury
- Shoulder Injury
- Ankle Injury
- Wrist Injury